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Recap / Homestar Runner A Jorb Well Done

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Airdate: Circa Friday, March 2, 2001

When Coach Z's ridiculous accent causes him to mispronounce "job" three different ways in a row, the rest of the gang tries to teach him how to say it properly.


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  • Call-Back: The cartoon ends with a Coach Z version of the Homestar Talker, a "game" from the site's early days.
  • Calvinball: The game played at the beginning takes place at a football field. Points are apparently scored by bouncing up and down on Strong Sad or turning around while running.
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  • Circle of Shame: Strong Bad, Strong Mad, and The Cheat have a laugh at Coach Z's expense after his latest failed attempt to learn how to say "job" properly, causing the Coach to walk off in shame.
  • Here We Go Again!: At the end, Coach Z can finally pronounce the word "job" correctly, but can't pronounce Homestar's name.
    Coach Z: You did a great job, Hamstray. No wait, I mean Hamster. I mean Strumstar. I mean Stairmaster. Homegrown! Ramrod? Humphel?!
  • Noodle Incident: Strong Sad made a tape of himself repeatedly saying the word "job" while he was "practicing the dictionary". The why of this is never elaborated upon.
  • Shout-Out: Coach Z is forced to watch a giant screen with the word 'job' on it, next to a silhouette that looks an awful lot like Tom Servo.
  • Sleep Learning: Coach Z tries to learn how to say "job" by listening to a tape of Strong Sad saying the word over and over again.
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  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: During Pom Pom's educational film on jobs.
    The Business Man's JOB is giving the business.
    The Construction Worker's JOB is to smash things.
    The Poopsmith's JOB is obvious.
  • Waxing Lyrical: Coach Z references House of Pain's "Jump Around" when he tells the team to "Pack it up, pack it in."
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Played for Laughs. Coach Z finally says "job" correctly... at the cost of pronouncing Homestar's name correctly.
  • You Say Tomato: Coach Z's tendency to wildly mispronounce words is a plot point; at various points he pronounces "job" as "jorb", "jaerb", and "JEEOOORGHHHBBB!"

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